05/17/19 6:00am
Grace and Grit barbecue pop-up

Tim Coughlan at the grill during a Grace & Grit barbecue pop-up earlier this season. Grace & Grit will take up a ‘barbecue residency’ at McCall VIneyards this fall (Credit: Madison Fender)

What better way to welcome the unofficial start of the summer than with a Memorial Day cookout? Next weekend marks the first major opportunity of the season to gather friends and family for an afternoon eating and drinking in the sunshine.

Here is the ultimate northforker guide for upping your grilling game and mastering mixology along other tips, tricks and recipes that will leave your guests impressed. (more…)

06/22/18 5:55am

The pale green cocktail on the left is The Last Word and Joe’s Coleman’s The Last Dance is on the right. (Credit: Joe Coleman)

It’s been said that fighting is just two people trying to get the last word in first. The Last Word cocktail could be considered one of the first in a long lineage of box step cocktails. Perfectly balancing citrus, herbaceous and bite, this equal-parts cocktail is a template for hundreds of drink variations. (more…)

03/23/14 12:00pm
TRP healthy cocktails are the result of lots of juice sampling.

TRP healthy cocktails are the result of lots of juice sampling.

Drink alcohol for a healthier you?

By using organic juices as mixer The Riverhead Project is introducing a new line of healthy cocktails to prove it can be done.

This week, the Riverhead restaurant is rolling out three new beverages that can help boost your longevity and provide an energy boost. To develop the healthy cocktails, The Riverhead Project is collaborating with organic food company Love Grace, which specializes in gourmet juices, smoothies and elixirs.

On Tuesday, Love Grace’s founders and restaurant owner Dennis McDermott spent several hours sampling and pairing the juices with premium liquors to concoct a healthy trio.

The Riverhead Project owner Dennis McDermott serving samples on the bar's new healthy cocktails.

The Riverhead Project owner Dennis McDermott serving samples on the bar’s new healthy cocktails.

“These juices give you a mix of antioxidants that are good to drink in general and when you add it to a cocktail it’s just great,” said Love Grace’s co-founder, Jake Mabanta.

An added bonus is Love Grace’s coldpress method of juicing, which helps retain the natural vitamins and nutrients in the ingredients — reducing this risk of getting a hangover, he said.

The three new cocktails —Longevity Tonic, Ginger Bomb and Death Cider — are now available at the restaurant, located at 300 E. Main Street in Riverhead (map it)

Or, try making one at home.

Mr. McDermott shared the recipe for Longevity Tonic.

Mix this up:

2 parts El Jimado Tequila

1 part Tripple Sec

A splash of  Agave Syrup

4 parts Love-Grace Longevity Tonic – made with lemon, shilajit, cayenne, agave and Himalayan sea salt

01/28/14 4:00pm
CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO | Pace’s popular raspberry cosmopolitan.

CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO | Pace’s popular raspberry cosmopolitan.

For a taste of the tropics in the dead of winter, visit Pace’s Dockside and try its popular raspberry cosmopolitan.

The drink is made with Stoli raspberry vodka, fresh lime juice, Triple Sec and a splash of cranberry. Served in a martini glass and garnished with lime, it can almost make you forget about the chilly weather.